The Most Dangerous Game Essay

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I believe that the title of the story “The Most Dangerous Game“ written by Richard Connell is linked to us as human beings, and that the title is saying that humans are the most dangerous game. For example in The Most Dangerous Game we learn that on the night Rainsford meets general Zaroff we get a lot of information about Zaroff 's ideal game to hunt.
"I wanted the ideal animal to hunt," explained the general. "So I said, `What are the attributes of an ideal quarry? ' And the answer was, of course, `It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason."
And later on the story we learn that general Zaroff 's ideal animal to hunt is a human being, because it is able to reason and this is why humans are the most dangerous
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“The general sucked in his breath and smiled. "I congratulate you," he said. "You have won the game."
Rainsford did not smile. "I am still a beast at bay," he said, in a low, hoarse voice. "Get ready, General Zaroff." The general made one of his deepest bows. "I see," he said. "Splendid! One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed. On guard, Rainsford." . . ."
The ability to face death without even flinching is a dangerous skill because then you would be able to do anything and never see a limit to your abilities. Rainsford on the other hand is a man that fears death, but that can also be a good ability, fearing death means that when you are close to death the urge of surviving gets stronger. It 's hard to say who is the most dangerous game in this story. There are two kinds of people in this story here, the one who values human life and the one who doesn 't. I believe that the author chose this title for this story because he wanted us to come to a conclusion on who is the most dangerous game. And I don 't think that the answer to this question lies within the context of this story, I believe that it lies within our morals and of what we think makes us more dangerous
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